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The Liberal Blog

posted by rgaffney

A friend introduced me to someone recently and he asked “Oh, Is this the guy with the Liberal Blog?” …yeah that’s me   It makes sense that I would come off that way. I generally write to an audience that […]

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The Best Movie Ever

posted by rgaffney

What is the best movie ever? Go on. Leave a comment. Which movie is best? Not your favorite movie. I want to know the best movie. Objectively. This is another one of my favorite conversation questions, along with “What is […]

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The Emergent Emerging Church

posted by rgaffney

I’m just going to come right out and say it. Mark Driscoll can be pedantic at times. But not nearly so much as his followers. This has never been so obvious as with the distinction between “Emerging” and “Emergent.”  Driscoll […]

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HOLY $#/+!

posted by rgaffney

I want to talk a bit about some f***ing profanity. I feel strange doing it. I find myself asking “Really? This is the most important thing to talk about right now?” But I honestly think it is. Not as an […]

A ·~A

posted by rgaffney

Note: This is Part 4 is a series on Santa Clause. If you are reading through the archives you will want to Start with Part 1, and then read 2, and 3 before this one. In the last three posts […]

A Creed

posted by rgaffney

I’ve been working for a while on a new kind of creed. I want to figure out what a belief statement would look along the lines of the Apostles or Nicean creed, that focused less on the historical facts, and […]

The New Athiests

posted by rgaffney

Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris. Have made themselves famous with arguments against religion that center on the damage it does to society. For example: "Christianity has been responsible for an untold number of travesties like the crusades and […]

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Voy A Mexico
Today I am leaving for Monterrey, Mexico. People keep asking me if it’s a mission trip or a vacation. I like that they have to ask. It’s mostly a vacation. I have a friend down there, and I live nearby, and I like tacos. But the more I think about why people keep asking me if it’s missio

posted 9:59:45am Mar. 13, 2015 | read full post »

Theologically Correct
Lord I lift your name on High Lord I long to sing your praises I'm so glad you're in my life I’m so glad you came to save us You came from heaven to earth to show the way from the earth to the cross my debt to pay from the cross to the grave from the grave to Peter, and then to the 11, an

posted 12:17:00am Mar. 04, 2015 | read full post »

The Majority Of Scholars
There is a phrase I have been hearing a lot, which I have come to detest. “The majority of scholars agree that…” It is raised in bar rooms and classrooms, it comes up in discussions about every subject, at seemingly every level. It is a useless thing to say. I understand why a person would be

posted 10:55:15pm Feb. 18, 2015 | read full post »

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About “Troublesome Lesbians”
There is an article Here (I hesitate to link it lest I help propagate the popularity of the article) it is titled “When Two Lesbians Walk Into a Church Seeking Trouble” and features the story of a wonderfully loving and accepting church and how their Christian nonjudgementalism softened the hear

posted 12:19:45pm Mar. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Ghosts
Last year at this time I was sitting in Varsity Donuts trying to make sense of living in Rural Kansas while not actively working for InterVarsity (My term ended February 2013) Today I’m back in the same Donut shop to visit, a Seminarian, still making sense of my experiences here, many of which I w

posted 8:23:00pm Mar. 12, 2014 | read full post »

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